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QANTAS Founders Museum

Sir Hudson Fysh Drive, Longreach, Queensland 4730, Australia
+61 7 4658 3737
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Qantas museum

A very interesting museum, lots of historical information with great audio visual stimulation... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
nolypoly45
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Buderim, Queensland
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You have to do Wing walk

Fantastic attraction , Friendly staff . If you have Time do the Wing walk as it takes you places... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
smirfyboy
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Brisbane, Australia
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Welcome to the Qantas Founders Museum.We are an independent not-for-profit community organization and registered charity, operating since 1996, to commemorate the ethos and preserve the material heritage of the founders and early operations of Qantas Airways Ltd. Today, we are a world-class museum and cultural display, eloquently telling the story of the founding of Qantas through interpretive displays, interactive exhibits, replica aircraft and an impressive collection of genuine artifacts. Our collection incorporates four of the world’s most significant airliners – the Consolidated PBY Catalina Flying Boat, the Douglas DC3, the Boeing 707 and the legendary Boeing 747. In addition, we have full scale replicas of some of the most important aircraft in the early Qantas fleet – the DeHaviland DH-61 Giant Moth, the DeHaviland DH-50, and the Avro 504k Dyak; Qantas’ first ever aircraft.
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“wing walk” (152 reviews)
“jet tour” (138 reviews)
“platinum tour” (31 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Sir Hudson Fysh Drive, Longreach, Queensland 4730, Australia
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+61 7 4658 3737
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very interesting museum, lots of historical information with great audio visual stimulation. In the lobby area for sale are loads of touristy things at good prices. Well worth the visit.

Thank nolypoly45
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic attraction , Friendly staff . If you have Time do the Wing walk as it takes you places you dont see in the normal jet tour

Thank smirfyboy
Marketing M, Guest Relations Manager at QANTAS Founders Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. The 747 Wing Walk Tour is so much than just a Wing Walk with access to the 747 cockpit, electronics bay and cargo hold. Thank you for supporting our museum.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good tho you have to add to price I prefer to have 1 price for every thing. Very well set up and the coffee and scone where delicious

Thank Kerrie S
Marketing M, Guest Relations Manager at QANTAS Founders Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and for visiting our museum. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our freshly made scones from our restaurant, they are a favourite as a morning or afternoon tea option.

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a long time wish as an ex QF Commercial Trainee of the early 60's to travel and see the museum. Well documented. Some great panels to read, needs time. The original hanger is still in use as a display area adjacent to the...More

Thank 365Weathers
Marketing M, Guest Relations Manager at QANTAS Founders Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting our museum and for such a wonderful review. We are delighted to hear you had a good time and spend so much time with us. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Outback Queensland.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit we spent a good two hours plus here and that was just visiting all the museum displays and a light meal at the café. Well presented and informative displays, very educational about the determination to get QANTAS started and what an...More

Thank SMOAI76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit to learn about how QANTAS came to be. Staff are very friendly but be prepared to spend extra if you want to 707 and 747. The money paid does go back into more restoration of planes and other projects

Thank rosebud56gs
Marketing M, Guest Relations Manager at QANTAS Founders Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and for visiting the museum. As a not for profit organisation we appreciate your support. Safe travels on your onward journey.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was quite detailed and the heritage hangar provided an insight into the background of air maintenance those many years a go. I felt that the extra costs for the 747 and 707 tour and wing walk were not cheap, but combined you get...More

Thank qdurskie56
Marketing M, Guest Relations Manager at QANTAS Founders Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and for visiting our museum, we very much appreciate your support. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your Jet Tour and Wing Walk experience. From July 2018, we will have our Super Constellation reassembled and externally restored to be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent tour. A history covering everything from the initial meeting of the visionary men led by James Walker ( Later SIR James) down through the ages to the present day. We were given a tour of the Boeing 747 jet which was donated to the...More

Thank Cliff C
Marketing M, Guest Relations Manager at QANTAS Founders Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting our museum and great to hear you had a good time. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Longreach.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to do the Platinum Tour for 3 hours at $145 dollars each, There was only three of us on the tour and Calan our guide was wonderfully informative and very friendly. We did a wing walk on both a Boeing 747 and a...More

Thank edbev44
Marketing M, Guest Relations Manager at QANTAS Founders Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your Platinum Tour. The Platinum Tour allows you to enjoy all the experiences the museum has to offer and is a day experience. The opportunity to do a wing walk on both the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the tour, our guide was fabulous as were the exhibitions, most informative and interesting. Highly recommend.

Thank DeborahLBrisbane
Marketing M, Guest Relations Manager at QANTAS Founders Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The Jet Tour, is popular with our visitors as you get the opportunity to up close to the aircraft and hear about the history of the aircraft and company. Thank you for visiting our museum.

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Jill S
20 August 2015|
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Response from Marketing M | Property representative |
Hi Jill S, most customers spend at least 4 hours in the museum especially if they do any of our tours. If you are planning to do any of the museum tours we would recommend you book ahead by calling 07 4658 3737.
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William A
13 July 2015|
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Hello William A, you can not book tickets to visit the Qantas Founders Museum or go on any of our tours through TripAdvisor. You do not need to book ahead to visit the museum as you can just pay on arrival. If you are... More
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